Visit the Genoa International Boat Show

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Genoa International Boat Show

This weekend marks the beginning of the 50th Genoa International Boat Show (October 2-10, 2010) — so if you’re one of those silly people who need a reason to go to Italy, this is a good one.

The show will feature 2,300 boats, including 500 of them afloat near the main entrance to Genoa’s harbor, in a complex that covers 25 acres. Of course, there are Italian yachts galore, but a good third of the exhibitors are international.

Even if you’re not in the market for a new boat, the European shows are a great place to pick up new ideas and great accessories. And the entire city of Genoa, which is inescapably nautical anyway, gets caught up in the International Boat Show.

Click here for a taste of what's going on in Genoa next week and more about the 50th Genoa International Boat Show.